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Flash floods hit Taman Sri Muda again, but it is due to clogged drains

NewsFlash floods hit Taman Sri Muda again, but it is due to...

Following heavy rain on Monday (24 January), Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam was hit by flash floods again. Fortunately, the situation is reported to be under control and the floodwaters had recede about an hour later.

According to Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director, Norazam Khamis, he said the clogged trains were the cause of stagnant water overflowing at several areas in Taman Sri Muda, Section 25.

“There are no flood reports received. The Shah Alam JBPM also has been monitoring the flood-prone locations. So far, no reports were received on flood victims being evacuated to relief centres,” he said, reported Bernama.

Checks by Bernama also found that houses situated next to Klang River at Jalan Masyhur 25/50, Taman Sri Muda, Section 25 were not flooded and no sound of the flood-warning siren heard.

It was reported that main roads such as Persiaran Budiman and Bulatan Budiman near the bridge area in Taman Sri Muda, which were badly affected by the massive floods on 19 December, were passable to vehicles too.

Meanwhile, police can be seen patrolling the area to ensure the situation was under control and safe.

Kota Kemuning assemblyman V. Ganabatirau, who rushed to the area after receiving news that flash floods had landed the area once again, found that it was water pooling on the roads instead.

“It is not flash floods as described but water pooling. I walked the length of Jalan Tokoh 25/8 and I found that garbage in the drains had blocked the drainage outlets, resulting in a backflow,” he was quoted saying by The Star.

He then said the Shah Alam City Council had done the cleaning of the drains but people still resort to dumping garbage into the drains.

“People, must not dump things into the drains. It would block the flow of water or worse still, a flash flood could take place.”

“So, please stop this irresponsible habit of dumping into drains,” said Ganabatirau.

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